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Display Taiwan goes bonkers over 3D TVs without the spex

June 9th, 2010 Pocket-lint 3D No comments

Autostereoscopic displays the next big thing?
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There’s no doubt that 3D is en vogue at the moment, but it’s still unsure whether consumers are willing to invest in the hardware required or not.

There’s also the problem of buying into a standard which requires specific types of 3D-spex for the technology to work. However, there’s light on the horizon, as several companies were showing off 3D displays that don’t require glasses at Display Taiwan.?

First up we have 3M, which was displaying a rather small display with 800 x 480 resolution. It uses what 3M calls Autostereoscopic 3D – a similar system to parallax barrier technology. The problem with parallax barrier technology, though, is that the picture quality isn’t that great and you only get half the resolution of what the display can deliver.?

3M’s Autostereoscopic 3D offers the full screen resolution, and the picture quality is a lot better thanks to a special layer of film the manufacturer has developed specifically.

However, the technology is limited to handheld devices, such as mobile phones and handheld games consoles. That said, the demo screen is very crisp and has a better-than-average viewing angle for a 3D display.?

AU Optronics was showing off a 65in screen that similarly doesn’t require 3D glasses, but also doesn’t look too great, as you can clearly see lines in the picture. This is most likely a parallax barrier screen, but we didn’t manage to get any details on the type of technology used. On the other hand, AU Optronics was showing off a model with polarized glasses that looked rather good.?

We also had a chat to Chunghwa Picture Tubes, CPT, which was showing off a new technology called 2-view LC lens. CPT believes that this is the future of 3D displays and although we have to apologise about the picture we snapped of this screen, the technology itself is rather impressive.?

This technology is similar to Autostereoscopic 3D, but offers better picture quality and is meant to work on larger displays. Rather than blocking out light, like the previous two technologies, 2-view LC lens technology transmits luminescence, allowing for a brighter overall image. CPT said that this is the technology that LG Electronics believes will be the winner in the 3D display war, long term.?

Judging by these examples, it appears that 3D displays are here to stay, but it’s a long time until a winner will appear.

However, one thing is certain, the requirement to wear glasses to watch movies in 3D isn’t going to stick around for too long. Although, if you’re getting a 3D TV now, we’d suggest to get one with active shutter glasses, because, currently, it’s the best technology out there.

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3M Autosterescopic display  CPT 2-view LC lens screen  AU Optronics 65in 3D display 

Display Taiwan goes bonkers over 3D TVs without the spex originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:02:35 +0100

Autostereoscopic displays the next big thing? Display Taiwan goes bonkers over 3D TVs without the spex. Home Cinema, 3DTV, Display Taiwan, Autostereoscopic 0 There’s no doubt that 3D is en vogue at the moment, but it's still unsure whether consumers are willing to invest in the hardware required or not. There’s also the problem of buying into a standard which requires specific types of 3D-spex for the technology to work. However, there’s light on the horizon, as several companies were showing off 3D displays that don't require glasses at Display Taiwan.? First up we have 3M, which was displaying a rather small display with 800 x 480 resolution. It uses what 3M calls Autostereoscopic 3D - a similar system to parallax barrier technology. The problem with parallax barrier technology, though, is that the picture quality isn’t that great and you only get half the resolution of what the display can deliver.? 3M’s Autostereoscopic 3D offers the full screen resolution, and the picture quality is a lot better thanks to a special layer of film the manufacturer has developed specifically. However, the technology is limited to handheld devices, such as mobile phones and handheld games consoles. That said, the demo screen is very crisp and has a better-than-average viewing angle for a 3D display.? AU Optronics was showing off a 65in screen that similarly doesn’t require 3D glasses, but also doesn’t look too great, as you can clearly see lines in the picture. This is most likely a parallax barrier screen, but we didn’t manage to get any details on the type of technology used. On the other hand, AU Optronics was showing off a model with polarized glasses that looked rather good.? We also had a chat to Chunghwa Picture Tubes, CPT, which was showing off a new technology called 2-view LC lens. CPT believes that this is the future of 3D displays and although we have to apologise about the picture we snapped of this screen, the technology itself is rather impressive.? This technology is similar to Autostereoscopic 3D, but offers better picture quality and is meant to work on larger displays. Rather than blocking out light, like the previous two technologies, 2-view LC lens technology transmits luminescence, allowing for a brighter overall image. CPT said that this is the technology that LG Electronics believes will be the winner in the 3D display war, long term.? Judging by these examples, it appears that 3D displays are here to stay, but it’s a long time until a winner will appear. However, one thing is certain, the requirement to wear glasses to watch movies in 3D isn’t going to stick around for too long. Although, if you’re getting a 3D TV now, we’d suggest to get one with active shutter glasses, because, currently, it’s the best technology out there. 3M Autosterescopic display CPT 2-view LC lens screen AU Optronics 65in 3D display Display Taiwan goes bonkers over 3D TVs without the spex originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:02:35 +0100
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Toshiba Mobile Display touts 21-inch glasses-free 3D HDTV, raises a few eyebrows

April 27th, 2010 Engadget No comments

While we were fretting about what special tech Nintendo’s 3DS would use to generate autostereoscopic imagery on its comparatively puny screen, Toshiba Mobile Display (and others) have been working on bringing that same headgear-free 3D to TV-sized panels. Employing a “multi-parallax” technique, the latest from the Toshiba spinoff firm promises “significant reduction in eye fatigue” as well as approximately a 30 degree horizontal viewing angle. The latter might be peanuts compared to a quality 2D display, but let’s not begrudge being offered at least some positional flexibility. Other specs include a 1280 x 800 effective resolution and 480 nits of brightness, which are notable achievements when you consider that the 9-parallax implementation requires the generation of 9 separate images and therefore could be achieved with only an “ultra-high definition LCD module.” We’ve sadly no info about this panel’s potential for retail availability, but judging by the bezel-free picture we’ve been given, that might be a good way off from now.

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While we were fretting about what special tech Nintendo's 3DS would use to generate autostereoscopic imagery on its comparatively puny screen, Toshiba Mobile Display (and others) have been working on bringing that same headgear-free 3D to TV-sized panels. Employing a "multi-parallax" technique, the latest from the Toshiba spinoff firm promises "significant reduction in eye fatigue" as well as approximately a 30 degree horizontal viewing angle. The latter might be peanuts compared to a quality 2D display, but let's not begrudge being offered at least some positional flexibility. Other specs include a 1280 x 800 effective resolution and 480 nits of brightness, which are notable achievements when you consider that the 9-parallax implementation requires the generation of 9 separate images and therefore could be achieved with only an "ultra-high definition LCD module." We've sadly no info about this panel's potential for retail availability, but judging by the bezel-free picture we've been given, that might be a good way off from now.

Toshiba Mobile Display touts 21-inch glasses-free 3D HDTV, raises a few eyebrows originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NEWS: Newsight unveils World’s largest “naked-eye” 3DTV

April 26th, 2010 Pocket-lint 3D No comments

70in autostereoscopic display wows Japanese crowds
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Japanese company Newsight unveiled a range of autostereoscopic screens at the recent Finetech Japan 2010 expo in Tokyo.

The displays, which include a 70in version, use the company’s parallax barrier technology to allow viewers to see 3D images without the need for passive or active glasses. According to DigiTimes, it subdivides the LCD image into repeating segments that, when viewed, resemble 3D moving images. The barrier is added to commercial-grade LCD displays in a precision assembly process, thus creating “naked-eye” 3D screens.

It is claimed that the 70in version is also the biggest display to feature autostereoscopic technology in the World.

However, there’s no word on whether you would be able to watch conventional 2D video as well, or that, like with other such “non-glasses” 3DTV technologies Pocket-lint has seen from companies such as Philips, whether you need to remain in a small sweetspot (right in front of the panel) to get the effect. Exciting times though.

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Newsight unveils World’s largest “naked-eye” 3DTV originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:36:45 +0100

70in autostereoscopic display wows Japanese crowds Image: DigiTimes Japanese company Newsight unveiled a range of autostereoscopic screens at the recent Finetech Japan 2010 expo in Tokyo. The displays, which include a 70in version, use the company's parallax barrier technology to allow viewers to see 3D images without the need for passive or active glasses. According to DigiTimes, it subdivides the LCD image into repeating segments that, when viewed, resemble 3D moving images. The barrier is added to commercial-grade LCD displays in a precision assembly process, thus creating "naked-eye" 3D screens. It is claimed that the 70in version is also the biggest display to feature autostereoscopic technology in the World. However, there's no word on whether you would be able to watch conventional 2D video as well, or that, like with other such "non-glasses" 3DTV technologies Pocket-lint has seen from companies such as Philips, whether you need to remain in a small sweetspot (right in front of the panel) to get the effect. Exciting times though. Newsight unveils World's largest "naked-eye" 3DTV originally appeared on http://www.pocket-lint.com on Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:36:45 +0100
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Auto 3D – 3D Without Glasses

April 15th, 2010 karim No comments

For those of you that didn’t know, there is actually research being made into glassesless 3D TV. Autostereoscopy Wikipedia States: Autostereoscopy is a method of displaying three-dimensional images that can be viewed without the use of special headgear or glasses on the part of the user. There are two definitions of autostereoscopic in common usage. Continue reading →

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